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bet. >> gregg? >> fox news alert out of texas. the trial of major hassan four years after the massacre. he is representing himself against the 13 counts of murder and 32 count was attempted murder. he told jurors that the evidence will clearly show he was the gun men during the attack but insisted that the evidence presented would not tell the whole story. on the witness stand will be many of the survivors that saw hassan shout a la ak bar which is arabic for god is great, coming up, we'll have the latest from the courtroom and how things are playing out where a suspected killer will question the very people he is a cowed of trying to murder. we are getting new information from pennsylvania. there is a police news conference on a shooting. an angry resident burst in a room and opened fire and three people were killed and the acts of heroism that kept the tragedy from being worst. that is in sailorsburg, pennsylvania. hey, rick? >> jamie, state police just processed the crime scene here and the suspect, 59-year-old who was wounded with his own gun was arraigned on charges including thre
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints hoping t
at the texas army outpost, opening statements in nidal has hassan's court-martial is underway. prosecutors opened their case by saying that nidal hassan was out to kill as men soldiers as possible. hassan is act aing as his own attorney and said, we are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion. he continues, apologized for my mistakes i made in this endeavor. his original defense strategy was to say he carried out the killings in defense of others. the judge said he couldn't do that. being his own attorney it means he will likely come faves to face with shooting survivors. this case stirred anger amongst some of the survivors after the feds called it an work place violence instead of terror. security at the high-profile trial is extremely tight. ringing the courthouse, a barricade of shipping containers stacked three high. additional shock absorbing barriers rise almost to the building's roof and guards are standing watch with assault rifles. >> casey, on than his opening statement major hasan has not done much talking. >> the prosecution opening statement leased 45 minut
killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a 2009 rampage. hassan is representing himself, but the lawyers assigned to back up his defense team have now suddenly asked to withdraw from the case. cnn's ed lavandera is on the scene. he's been in the courtroom. ed, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, this was a bizarre day of what we thought would be testimony, wolf, but everything started about 45 minutes late this morning. when the judge did show up and major hassan was at his defense table as well as prosecutors, and this is what is called the standby counsel, three attorneys who have been assigned to help navigate him through this death-penalty case, said they want to modify their standing, their role in this case. they say that major hassan is essentially working with the prosecution to ensure he gets the death penalty and that they can't stand by and what much that happen. major hassan objected to that, and before anythinged could be said, the judge shut it all down, saying that's a conversation that those attorneys would have in private. so everything has been shut down for today. we
, being helpful to all americans. >> thank you so much, ron hassan, president of beverly hills hollywood branch of naacp. our coverage continues on al jazeera and www.aljazeera.com. the celebration at lincoln memorial begins today. >>> in april a north korea court tensed kenneth bay to is a years of hard labor. he's now suffering from diabetes and an enlarged heart. the white house said they're completely concerned about his health and want north korea to send him home. >>> you may not like this. but the social media giant said half requests about users is from the united states. 74 countries over all is asking for the info, and facebook is not alone. google and microsoft release numbers on how often government request data information. >>> it was hailed as the e-cigarette. why thi this is being labeled dangerous. >>> shakespeare goes behind bars in illinois. classic drama with a hip-hop twist. with the help from the inmates. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ >> good morning. i'm morgan radford and these are some of the stories we're following today. the
. and a guilty verdict in the hassan murder trial. convicted the on a psychiatrist with killing 13 service members. prosecutors are seeking the death sentence. >> that is not often researchers find a strain of flu before mushrooms into a pandemic. that is what happened with the newest bird flew. scientists are able to track the strain as a move from box to check and and other birds. the flu killed 40 people commit in 2009 of virus was traced to pittsburgh rebels after the culprit. >> working more hours might make you happier. a researcher at korea university >> he spent 10 years on the study. in the and he determined shorter hours on the job did not lead to greater life satisfaction. women like shorter work is a little more than men. also reported having the were struggles. many reported more stressful environments of the job. >> talk about counterintuitive. >> were using a cooking appliance that every family cooking[ female announcer ] you've always got a new accomplishment in sight. and now you've got new one a day women's proedge. a complete multivitamin with 8 essential b-vitamins that
them to present. they are hoping to introduce the case of hassan, a muslim sentenced to death for attacking fellow american soldiers in 2003. they want to argue he was a copy cat. >>> closing arguments set this morning in the sentencing faze of bradley manning's trial. the 25-year-old facing a maximum sentence of 90 years in prison after his conviction of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. last week, he apologized for his actions and for hurting the united states. a military judge could announce her decision as early as today. >>> the sentencing gets under way for robert bales. he gunned town 16 civilians in afghanistan. he pled guilty to more than 30 criminal charges to avoid the death penalty. he now faces a life sentence. a jury will decide if he should be offered parole. he should not have been stationed in afghanistan because of a history of ptsd and a traumatic brain injury. >>> in egypt, the battle between civilians and -- the egyptian state tv says 24 soldiers were killed in an attack on the sinai pe innocence la. over the weekend, 36 p
will lay out their case against a man who went on on a shooting spree in fort hood. hassan is acting as his own attorney. he called himself a soldier who switched sides. in what he described as a war between america and islam. >>> a military judge reduced the maximum sentence for bradley manning. he now faces up to 90 years in prison instead of 136 years. his sentencing hearing is set to resume in maryland in a couple of hours. manning was convicted last week of leaking classified documents to the website wikileaks. >>> new details about the rough landing by the southwest airlines flight 345. ntsb now investigating whether a last-minute pilot change caused the plane's nose gear to break as it landed at laguardia last month. they say the captain of the flight took control of the aircraft when the plane was below 400 feet. experts say it's very rare for control to be passed between pilots so close to landing. >>> a wrongful death claim is being filed after a fallen tree killed a woman in the sierra foothills. 21-year-old aeneas rittenberg died last month when a tree fell on her. she was a cam
, my baby, my baby." a witness testifying testified, she said, in the moments before hassan shot her, giving the distinct impression he heard the cries for help and still shot her. hassan objected to that. he asked the judge to remind the witness she was under oath. the witness was asked if she wanted to change any have heard of her testimony and she defiantly said no, she did not want to change a word. he is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted pre- meditated murder. 45 counts in total. >> one last question. what is your sense of how long this trial may go? >> it is a fairly quick pace. 15 witnesses today. the original estimate was up to three months. the way it is looking now, i spoke with a military legal expert who thought the prosecution might be done within about three weeks. he has said -- two witnesses, one of whom may be himself. we do not know yet. we do not -- there is speculation he would take the stand himself, which would be an interesting moment, because he would open himself up to cross examination from prosecutors, which defendants very
the man that shot me, major hassan will be the man cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> reporter: hassan, who was also shot, is in a wheelchair and now wears a beard citing his muslim believes. he has not denied being the gunman and asked to plead guilty, but that was prohibited under military law because prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. he will be allowed to testify on his own behalf, but the judge denied his request to argue that he shot at u.s. soldiers to prevent taliban fighters from being killed in afghanistan. >> i believe that the judge made it quite clear that if he starts to grand stand in any way and steps away from the rules of court, his ability to represent himself will be revoked, and his defense counsel will step in and represent him. >> reporter: many of the shooting survivors are expected to testify and are petitioning the u.s. government to classify the incident as an act of terror so they can get combat-related benefits. many are angry that hassan is still being paid his military salary, totaling about $300,000 since his arrest. the judg
should respond to iran's new president hassan rowhani. >> we turn to iran. they have a new president. some thing he's a moderate. >> yes. >> do you think there's such a thing? >> when you're talking about a moderate in iran you're talking a very narrow as spegts of it. perhaps the good news is rowhani really does have a belief that he needs to change the internal politics of iran that he needs to give a little bit more face to the people of iran that he needs to fix the economy, perhaps through that you can get some openings on the foreign policy side but i would not begin to believe that this is someone who's going to meadably begin to change the foreign policy. >> but should the united states take advantage of what might be a small opening with him, and if so, what should they do? >> first of all, keep in place the sanctions that are there so that they're continues to be pressure for change in iran. secondly by all means, make iran the aur that has been made repeatedly since 2006 and see if the change in circumstances politically in iran and the fact that th
thoughts, a hero survivor of the attack, sergeant manning shot several times by hassan. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> in your view, does this basically settle the question of whether or not this was terrorism? >> i think that it does. also i think the government has known this even prior to the shooting. i hope that they now that it's out and that they basically can't suppress it they will classify it as a terrorist attack. >> this guy who has received $300,000 in government pay while in jail, this guy, hasan, didn't keep his radical views to himself. they were known to the government, weren't they? >> yes. even as far back as 2007, his peers and co-workers knew that he was radicalized and knew he had some pretty extreme views. obviously the fbi had intercepted e-mails between him and anwar al awlaki. >> and they did what about it? >> absolutely nothing. according to the report, they said it was politically sensitive and refused to interview him or tell the army about it, which hasan was a commissioned officer so he had security clearance. of course he has access to classified in
, wounded 30 more in a massacre four years ago at ft. hood in texas. now there are concerns nidal s hassan wants to die. he's acting as his own attorney but he's is surrounded by a team of lawyers. they're giving him legal counsel throughout the trial. today they filed a motion with the judge saying they want no part in helping him achieve what they believe is his goal here. to die. why? that goal according to his lawyers is the death penalty. hasan has denied it standing up in this courtroom today, calling it, quote a twist of the facts. the jury was not present during that exchange. but in the end, the judge calmed a recess until tomorrow while she considers the lawyers' request to reduce their role in this case. >>> russia, now. russia officially snubbed president obama, canceling plans to meet with president putin for a summit in moscow next month. quote, we have informed the russian government that it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. it goes on, the rare diplomatic cold shoulder here seen as retribution. the two count
high marks could have ended hassan's career. there was also powerful testimony from one man hasan shot seven times, sergeant alonzo lunsford described seeing hasan in uniform screaming allah akbar before committing mass murder. lunsford stared directly at hasan at times, but hasan decided not to question him. outside the courtroom, there is a renewed effort to convince the government to classify nidal hasan's crime as an act of domestic terrorism since right now it is still considered workplace violence, which is a distinction that prevents victims and their families from getting critical benefits. >> nobody believes it's workplace violence, even his perpetrator has said he's a terrorist and meant to kill and doesn't like america. >> today will be day two of hasan's court-martial and the proceedings could take several weeks or even a few months. back to you. >> steve: all right. thank you very much. >> gretchen: the embassies around the world, much of africa and toward indonesia have been closed down, remain on high alert. the president decided to use late night tv on jay leno to talk
convicted in hassan has been convicted in the murder of 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at the texas military base. also in news, a report that congress will hold a gold medal ceremony for the victims of the birmingham bombing in that ceremony when they come back tuesday, september 10. our coverage ahead of the 50th anniversary of the march on our she did this weekend includes coverage today from the national urban league. we will have a complete program later, but here is a look at what they talked about earlier today. inin june, the supreme court their calculated decision to keep us from voting, to keep ups from the voting booth, was determined, as determined by the highest court of our land. the supreme court we have come to understand that we cannot count on to protect our rights or to respect the constitution that guarantees all our rights. constitution the that is supposed to be for not some people, but for all of the people. now we have right-wing pushingans who are restrictive voter id legislation in states around the country that will make it more difficult for
-tech? is this something where you say he had his eye to get command in explain. was it really -- >> hassan and lot. is in charge of the kind of tentacle committee. they have engineers, their on encryption software. they have created a proprietary technology that allows them to have these kinds of remote conferences. is pretty amazing stuff. and they also have an internet. not only forms of we know about. but they also have other sites that are more hidden. pass for protection that allows people to communicate with the mother ship, if you well. they still use careers. constantly aware of internet security. no one is allowed to use any kind of wireless broadcasting. they know a lot about american intelligence capabilities. they have developed some pretty expensive technology. >> mentioned the as a new piece just now concurrent with this panel. i think i was every bit to understand better the situation of with the technology involves. when it first reported this is a conference call people were saying it can't be a conference conscious thinking in terms of normal american business conference calls we
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